Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Christmas in July #3

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
It's the 3rd week of the "Christmas in July" theme over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs. It sure has been fun making Christmas themed cards and the best part..... I have them to mail this Christmas! Can you say win, win!! This poor Snowman is having a struggle getting his gifts wrapped and I don't think those little birds are helping him at all LOL. Meet "All Wrapped Up" by High Hopes Stamps!
I coloured "All Wrapped Up" with my Copic Sketch markers and fussy cut the image out using my Brother Cut N Scan electronic machine. I decided house papers from the LDRS "Holly Jolly Holidays" 6x6 collection. I love the blue and red combo's and that present paper was perfect for my poor snowman! I paper pieced the presents for a fun look. I added some Liquid Appliqué and Stickles for a dimensional sparkly look.
On the decorated inside I added a scalloped border and the "Candy Cane and Mistletoe" Sentiment also from High Hopes.
Copics Used:
C00, C1, C7, C9, YR04, YR09
B21, B24, B26, BG05, BG07, BG09
R01, R24, R27, R29

Don't forget to check out the links below for some more "Christmas in Jul"y inspiration

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

All You Need Is Love!

Happy Saturday DDS Fans!
I don't know about you, but I get the most unconditional love from my dogs Ally & Stella! They are the best companions and it doesn't matter if I'm gone for 5 min or 5 hours, the love and excitement I get when I walk in the door, is like no other! This adorable stamp is from the Digi Doodle Studios "Cutie Paws" collection and is called "Maddy and MollyYorkie". I had a "Morkie" (Maltese Yorkie cross) and this image just reminds me of Buster!
I started my design by first sizing my digital image on my computer and then printing it off on my printer. Then I coloured Maddy with my Copic Sketch Markers. I am using papers from the Penny Black "Golden Moments" and Echo Park's "Dots & Stripes Fall" 6x6 collections. I layered all my designer papers with cordinating cardstock and used this layout I found on Pinterest under "card sketches". The sentiment is from the Digi Doodle Studios "Cutie Paws" digital sentiment collection.A piece of ribbon, flower and some glitter pen finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20, RV66
Hair: BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, 100
Outfit: RV63, RV66, RV69/ Y32, Y35, Y38
Yorkie: E43, E44, E89, BV29

If you haven't joined the Digi Doodle Facebook Page yet you really need to head over and join! The Design Team is amazing and will be sure to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Christmas In July #2

Happy Tuesday HH & OCS Fans!
I'm popping in today to share with you my Christmas in July card for High Hopes Rubber Stamps! The Design Team is sharing Christmas themed cards all month to inspire you! Today I am using the adorable "Christmas Gofer". I just love those chompers of his!! 
I coloured up this cutie using my Copic Sketch Markers and cut him out with a circle die. I decided to use papers from the Mod Scraps "Let It Snow" 6x6 collection. The whole collection is in the blues and it makes for a fun non traditional card. I added some liquid appliqué to his pom pom and made some snow drops falling around him. Once the appliqué dries you heat it with your heat gun and the drops puff up. I also added some Diamond Stickles to his scarf. The paper edges are all inked with Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans. Some die cut snowflakes and ribbon finish off my card.
On my decorated inside I am using the High Hopes "Peace, Love, Joy" sentiment, and some layered papers cut with a stitched scallop border die.
Copics Used:
Gofer:  E53, E55, E57, E59/ nose E47, E49
Blues: B93, B95, B97
Ornaments: B93, B95, E51, E59
Holly: R39, R89, YG25
Snow: B0000, B000

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Christmas In July #1

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
This month the theme over on the High Hopes & One Crazy stamper Blogs is "Christmas in July"! Christmas seems a long way off but it always has a way of creeping up on us doesn't it?! This adorable stamp from High Hopes and is called "Skating Snowlady". I love her little friend skating along with her!
This card base is an A2 Gatefold that I created with an SVG file and my Silhouette. I chose papers from the Photoplay Frosty Friends 6x6 collection. I love that plaid paper and it's in non traditional colours, so it's neat for my "Christmas in July" post. Her scarf is paper pieced with matching papers. No bling on my image this time, just a few pom poms on their hats!
Here's the decorated inside with the High Hopes Sentiment called "Work of Art".
Copics Used:
Snowman: C1, C00
Outfit: B63, B66, B69, BV04/ YG23, YG63, YG67
Skates: N4, N5, N6, silver Wink of Stella on blades
Bird: R35, R37, R39
Outline & Ground: B00, B0000/ W1

Stayed tuned for more Christmas in July! Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Digi Doodles July Challenge!

Hello DDS Fans!
Happy July 1st! It's Canada Day for all us Canadians! It's also the start of the new "Summer Challenge" over on the Digi Doodles Challenge Blog.  Today I'm sharing with you the adorable "Mishell Mermaid" digital stamp from Digi Doodle Studios
I've been waiting for the right moment to use my Echo Park "Let's Be Mermaid's" 6x6 collection of designer paper. When I saw this stamp I knew the stamp and paper would be perfect together! I started by downloading and sizing my image on my computer and then printing it off on my printer. I coloured the "Mishell Mermaid" with my Copic Markers and then cut the image out with a die. I also used Glitter Pen on the body of the mermaid and some Whie Gel pen on the octopus. There is also Nuvo Jewel drops on the bubbles for a fun look. A layered background and some enamel dots finish off my card. The sentiment in the corner is from the DDS digital sentiment collection called "Mermaid".
Here you can see the popped up layers that add a fun dimension to my design. 
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: YR21, YR23, E97, E99
Tail: BG13, BG57, BG49, glitter pen
Body & Flowers: RV04, RV06, RV09
Octopus: V05, V06, V09, white gel pen
Bubbles: B00, B02, Nuvo Jewel Drops

Don't forget to head on over to the Digi Doodle Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for the "Summer Challenge Theme" and also to play along with us!

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Flower Frame!

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the High Hopes stamp called "Thinking of You"! This is an adorable flower frame that comes with the sentiment. I chose to mask off the sentiment as I wanted to use the sweet little button in the center instead.
I used a simple layered design with a Loopy Square die cut frame. My papers are from the Bo Bunny "Sweet Clementine" 6x6 collection. A ribbon bow and some enamel dots finish off my card. 
Here you can see my popped up layers. I popped up the loopy frame and the stamped area, it just adds such a nice dimension to the card.
On the decorated inside I used the High Hopes sentiment stamp called "Quiet Hearts".
Copics Used:
Flowers: R20, R21, R32, R37, R39, C5, Y17
Leaves: YG17, YG23, YG67
Outline: B00, C4

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Cast Away!

Happy Tuesday HH & OCS Fans!
Meet "Anthony James" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! This adorable stamp reminds me of my Nephew when he was little at the Cottage. My Dad would take him to a small stream attached to a lake and let him fish. The sunfish were plenty and would bite often. It was perfect because young children don't have the patience to sit all day waiting for a bite.  Now they weren't very big fish but I bet if you ask my Nephew he's say they were huge LOL!
My design today is very simple with just a few paper layers. I used Designer paper from the CC Designs "Hearts and Dots and the YNS "Summer Plaid" 6x6 collection. A bit of natural twine and some Black Diamond Stickles on his buttons finish off my design.
Here's the decorated inside using more of the designer papers and a sentiment from the High Hopes "Sentiment Set #1".
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E04, E11, E21, E20
Hair & boots: E44, E47, E49
Outfit: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99/ YR02, YR04, YR06/ Y21
Pole: E35, Silver Wink of Stella, N6
Fish: C0, BG57, BG78, BG96

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Happy Stamping!


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Happy Birthday!

Happy Saturday!!
Today I wanted to share with you an adorable digital image from Digi Doodle Studios called "Rosalie's Gifts". Rosalie is from the newly released "Birthday Bash" digital stamp collection. Dina always designs the cutest stamps!
To start, I downloaded my stamp, resized it to my liking and printed it off using my printer. Using my Copic Sketch Markers, I coloured Rosalie to match my designer papers. These papers are from the Digi Doodle "It's My Party" digital paper collection. A bit of ribbon, bow and Diamond Stickles on the polka dots finish off my card!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20, RV17
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Dress: B02, B04, B06
Presents: B02, B04, B06, B63, B66, RV14, RV17, RV19, BG11, BG13, YR21, YR23, YR24

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Surfer Dude!

Happy Tuesday Everybody!
So Tuesday means it's my turn to post some inspiration over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs! With summer right around the corner, I thought "Bob's A Surfer Dude" from High Hopes was perfect for my post today. I have to admit Bob makes it look easy! When we were in Hawaii we took surfing lessons and lets just say I better just stay with card making a surfer LOL. It was a disaster! I don't think I even made it upright once! Hubby on the other hand was a natural!
I am using paper from an older Carta Bella 6x6 collection called "Beach Days". I coloured Bob and then paper pieced his swim shorts and surf board with paper from the pad. Then I used my Brother Cut N Scan to fussy cut out the image. I decided Bob needed to be on an action wobble for a bit of fun!
Here you can see the action wobble and some of the dimension I added to the card using foam squares!
I decorated the inside and added a sentiment from the "Sentiment Set #4" that matches my card theme perfectly!
Here's a short clip of Bob in action!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E95, R20
Hair: E31, E35, E47, E49, E57
Glasses: B28, B29
Waves: BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, white gel pen

Hang ten and.....
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Go Bananas!

Hello To Everyone!
For my post today, I'd like you to meet "Large Monkey Mike" from High Hopes Stamps! Isn't he just a sweetie?!! When I saw Mike I knew I wanted to have him swinging from the trees.
I used my new MFT Interactive Swing die to make "Large Monkey Mike" appear to be swinging in the palm trees. You need to cover up the swing element and allow room for it to "swing". I decided to cut some palm leaves in two sizes using my Cameo and a svg file. Then I took a piece of the same colour as the leaves and glued them on top to hide it. This way I had a piece I could mount with foam tape to hide and allow the swinging action. I created the background using some water-colour paper and Ken Oliver Colour Burst powders. I inked all the edges of the card and palm leaves with some Vintage Photo ink for added dimension. I used the HH "Swinging Birthday" sentiment and masked it off to only use the top half of the sentiment.
On the inside I used more of the Ken Oliver Powders and a straw to make it match the outside colours. I love the fun HH sentiment called "Go Bananas" that I used on the inside. I also fussy cut out a banana from it to add to Mike's hand on the outside.
Here's a short clip of "Large Monkey Mike" in his swinging action!
Copics Used:
Monkey: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
Banana: Y32, Y35, YG93, YG95

Thanks for "swinging by" today!
Happy Stamping!